National Jeweler Network

Majors

09/29/14

Sears Canada CEO resigns citing family issues

Sears Canada announced that after just a year on the job, CEO Doug Campbell will step down from the position by the end of the year. 

09/29/14

Judge deals another blow to Pebble development

A judge has shot down a federal lawsuit seeking to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of the Clean Water Act to review plans for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. 

09/25/14

Retailer asks customers to record their ‘Ideal’ love

Kay Jewelers and Tolkowsky, the creator of the Ideal Cut diamond, are hosting a video contest that will afford one grand-prize winner a proposal package that includes a European trip and engagement ring. 

09/24/14

Nordstrom becomes latest to enter Canadian market

Nordstrom officially has opened its first international store, a 140,000-square-foot location in Calgary, Alberta, joining a number of other retailers who have expanded into Canada over the past year. 

09/23/14

Study: Stores now using social channels more for ads

Department stores’ strategies on social media are shifting from a focus on community growth to leveraging the networks for more traditional marketing methods, a recent report from think tank L2 shows. 

09/23/14

James Avery gains presence in department store

Family-owned retail store James Avery Jewelry has announced a partnership with Dillard’s to sell its jewelry in a number of the chain’s locations across the country. 

09/22/14

Industry think tank group created in Italy

A number of well-known players in the industry have formed an international think tank designed to provide the broadest view of the challenges the industry faces, as well as strategies for dealing with them. 

09/22/14

Analysts speculate the end is near for Sears

A $400 million lifeline from its CEO and growing losses have analysts questioning if Sears might be the next big brick-and-mortar retailer to fall.  

09/19/14

Antwerp Diamond Bank to shut down

Yet another bank seems set to exit the jewelry industry, as KBC said Friday that the sale of the Antwerp Diamond Bank to Yinren Group has fallen through and it will, according to its agreement with the European Commission, wind down the bank’s activities.